New and updated apps: Chicago Avenue Moon, Unread, Phraseology, BBM, and More!

New and updated apps: Chicago Avenue Moon, Unread, and More!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got apps that add music to your movement, delight to your RSS reading, and depth to your BBM contact list!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Phraseology: A writing app for iPad made by the creator of Drafts, and on sale for a limited time! - $1.99 - Download now
  • Chicago Avenue Moon: A new, generative music app for people in motion. By the always awesome Junecloud. $0.99 - Download now
  • Unread: Phenomenal new, reading-centric RSS app from the über-talented Jared Sinclair. $2.99 - Download now
  • BBM for iPhone: Faster and easier than ever to find your friends and build your contacts. Free - Download now
  • Google Maps: Notifies you when a better, faster route becomes available. Free - Download now
  • Open Table: Search widening! If no results come up, "Find future tables" gives you more options. Free - Download now
  • GFXBench: New version with new tests so you can really slam the GPU in your iPhone or iPad. Free - Download now
  • Kik Messenger: Built-in browser lets you surf and share from inside Kik. Free - Download now
  • The Score Mobile: Updated to support the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Free - Download now
  • Beats Music: Updated with general bug fixes and most importantly, addresses severe battery issues some users were experiencing. Free - Download Now
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: Updated with all new ancient-Egypt level, and Dr. Zomboss is back! Free - Download Now
  • Reconnaissance: Adds universal support for both iPhone and iPad as well as an option to sync when you open the app. Other tweaks and fixes. $1.99 - Download Now
  • Instagram: General bug fixes and improvements. Free - Download Now

More apps and updates?

If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don't see here, let us know about them!

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Reader comments

New and updated apps: Chicago Avenue Moon, Unread, Phraseology, BBM, and More!


TheScore was updated today to include Olympics coverage. TheScore is my go to app for NBA, NFL and college sports, and I'll probably use it for Olympics now too.

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I love, love, love this.
Is this one if the new & improved iMore 2014 features?
Thank you so much!

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I've tried "Unread". Very nice RSS reader. I normally use Reeder but I am liking Unread very much indeed.

I'm glad to see this app update feature. Nice job, Rene.
Some great choices showcased as well. :)

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Square Register. Updated to apply modifiers, use variable discounts at time of checkout, and various bug fixes.

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And all of a sudden, so many updated in a day.. Seems, Apple's approval team was taking a nap and suddenly they woke up and approved a pile of updates! lol

Beats update seems to have fixed the battery issue. Very happy for that. It's not making my iPhone 5S run hot either. If this has been an issue for anyone, I recommend updating now!

Google Wallet also added notifications when near a merchant with a saved loyalty program.

NYTimes update fixed the "content refresh" bug.

Hope this helps.

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